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Fuorisalone 2018: The Best of the Best in Corso Como and GaribaldiFriday 13 April 2018
Fuorisalone 2018: The Best of the Best in Corso Como and Garibaldi – Comprised of Corso Como and Garibaldi, the Isola Design District isn’t as popular as the famous Brera and Tortona Design Districts, but its privileged location and its wonderful shops and galleries makes this district a powerful reference within the Milan Design Week.
Known for its shops and pubs, the area between Brera and Porta Garibaldi Train Station, the Isola Design District contains many Milanese icons that showcase the city’s glamorous past and hopefully bright future. But it’s at Corso Como and Corso Garibaldi that the Milan Design Week shines in.
The pedestrianized Corso Como was incredibly popular in the past century during Milan’s economic boom times, when models and designers mingled at parties on this street. Here you will find relics from these halcyon days like the iconic and the beautiful 10 Corso Como. It’s at Corso Como that we find Via Solferino and Corso Garibaldi, two of the most iconic streets in Milan.
It’s at Via Solferino we find the headquarters of the famous Dimore Studio. This iconic Design Studio is curating three separate events for Milan design week. The first, Dimore Gallery, will present an installation of iconic 20th-century design and an installation called Limited Edition which consists of six shop front windows filled with items from the late 1800s and early 1900s that have been deconstructed and updated with modern lacquers and materials. They will also host two stunning parties during the Miln Design Week at their headquarters in Via Solferino.
As we mentioned, the Corso Como is also home to 10 Corso Como, perhaps the most famous design shop in Italy. Hidden from the main street and centred around a peaceful green courtyard, this labyrinth of aesthetically-oriented goods is a mecca for fashion or design lovers. Through the years the iconic 10 Corso Como has grown to become a bookstore, fashion and design store, roof garden, hotel and café.
At the Corso Como you’ll also find several luxury design hotspots, namely Eral 55, a menswear shop selling Italian tailoring; 120% Lino, located in a beautifully restored printing office selling high quality linen, cashmere and silk; and Boule de Neige, a selection of men’s and women’s designer brands in three sophisticated design spaces.
And with limited space and soaring rents in Milan’s central Quadrilatero district, Porta Nuova is fast becoming an alternate luxury hotspot, having already welcomed brands such as Christian Louboutin, Replay, Costume National, Maison Martin Margiela and DSquared2. At the Porta Nuova, you’ll also find several Art Galleries and Design Shops During the two most important cultural events of Milan, the Design Week and the Fashion Week, the Porta Nuova and Corso Como areas gain a new whole life with several shops, studios and galleries hosting some of the most luxurious spaces.
As for the remaining Isola Design District, we highlight the Milan Design Market that will take place inside the Photographic Studio Gianni Rizzotti but with a completely new format. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover and purchase a careful selection of products, made from designers coming from all over the world, in a real Pop-Up Concept Store. There will also be a series of dedicated areas to start-up design and a Design Bar.
In the spaces of the historical local Frida, the Tuscan company Castellani Top Design will present a minimal and eclectic collection contaminated by colour and art, bringing industrial design and worked entirely by hand metal in completely new scenarios.
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